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  • The Memory of Loveby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    No Hindu god is closer to the soul of poetry than Krishna, and in North India no poet ever sang of Krishna more famously than SurdD=as-or Sur, for short. He lived in the sixteenth century and became so influential that for centuries afterward aspiring Krishna poets signed their compositions orally with his name. This book takes us back to the source,... more...

  • Mystical Poems of Rumiby Jalal al-Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry; Ehsan Yarshater; Franklin D. Lewis; Hasan Javadi

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    My verse resembles the bread of Egypt?night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it... more...

  • Sacred Sanskrit Wordsby Leza Lowitz; Reema Datta

    Stone Bridge Press 2004; US$ 14.95

    A guide to the key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom more...

  • Alternative Indiasby Peter Morey; Alex Tickell

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    The debate over whether religious or secular identities provide the most viable model for a wider national identity has been a continuous feature of Indian politics from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Moreover, in the last thirty years the increasingly communal articulation of popular politics and the gradual rise of a constellation... more...

  • The Social Space of Languageby Farina Mir

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    This rich cultural history set in Punjab examines a little-studied body of popular literature to illustrate both the durability of a vernacular literary tradition and the limits of colonial dominance in British India. Farina Mir asks how qisse , a vibrant genre of epics and romances, flourished in colonial Punjab despite British efforts to marginalize... more...

  • Modality, Aspect and Negation in Persianby Azita H. Taleghani

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This monograph presents a morpho-syntactic investigation on modality, aspect, and negation by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. The analysis is based on the Minimalist program. This research challenges the idea that the syntactic structure maps on the semantic interpretation... more...

  • Religion in Literature and Film in South Asiaby Diana Dimitrova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This innovative, interdisciplinary collection of essays by scholars based in Europe and the United States offers stimulating approaches to the role played by religion in present-day South Asia. more...

  • Rumiby Cihan Okuyucu

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 6.99

    An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Kabir; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra; Wendy Doniger

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    A New York Review Books Original Transcending divisions of creed, challenging social distinctions of all sorts, and celebrating individual unity with the divine, the poetry of Kabir is one of passion and paradox, of mind-bending riddles and exultant riffs. These new translations by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India?s finest contemporary poets,... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward FitzGeraldby Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index. - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...